The Challenges and Successes of Award Winning Projects

Mar 04
Learn about the Larrakeyah Defence Precinct Redevelopment Program


Do you have a particular Project or Project Manager that deserves recognition? Do you want to see what a winning project looks like?

Enjoy breakfast with the PMAA NT Project of the Year winner (as well as NT Programe Director Category winner) Andrew Thiele from RPS. He will take you through the Larrakeyah Defence Precinct Redevelopment Program, sharing the challenges, successes and lessons learnt along the way. Gain unique insights into what made this project worthy of the top prize in NT. 

The $495.6m Larrakeyah Defence Precinct Redevelopment Program comprises a base redevelopment project plus a new wharf with fuel storage facility and distribution facility to support the delivery of Defence capability at Larrakeyah. This highly complex program is located across a tightly constrained and operational base containing an Aboriginal sacredsite and located at the end of a residential street 2 km from the Darwin CBD.

The planning phase delivered a 90% design solution, a detailed business case to obtain Defence and government approvals, Public Works Committee hearing and approval securing the funding for the delivery phase and managing contractor procurement.

Gain unique insights into what made RPS worthy of the top prize through a chance of a Q&A session following the presentation.

If you are intending on entering a submission for the 2020 Project Management Achievement Awards, or if you would like to hear more about these winning projects, then this event is not to be missed!

Members $35 | Non Members $45
CPD | 3 Points


Andrew Thiele Andrew Thiele (CPPD) founded RPS’ Darwin operations in 2012. As General Manager NT, Andrew leads business development, recruitment and staff development, establishing a highperformance team that has now grown to 17 people. RPS’ Darwin office is delivering a portfolio of projects cumulatively worth $2.6 billion while achieving very high levels of staff satisfaction and retention.

As Program Director, Andrew led the $495.6m Larrakeyah Defence Precinct Redevelopment Program through the planning phase, meeting all of the program’s objectives while ensuring a very high level of client satisfaction. Andrew’s team has provided an excellent level of service and achieved high quality results.

Andrew Thiele

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